Soon after its founding in 2008, the DIISSC Orchestra has been invited to play at all major Lithuanian contemporary music festivals. The Orchestra's unique architecture -- five composers -- enables it to to play their own compositions and that of world-reknowned composers, produce live videos, present compositions involving a variety of disc players, stopwatches, special graphic scores, and low-tech devices. No laptop supremacy, no meaningful staring at a monitor. Performers perform! The DIISSC Orchestra presents contemporary music as an engaging sonic adventure with unforseen outcomes on stage. They make you feel as though you're listening to contemporary electronic music in a rock concert atmosphere.
The composition was created using the CD player’s ‘loop’ and ‘repeat’ functions to connect one rhythm to the other, thus forming a multilayered isorhythmic pattern. Sum is a mathematical number obtained by adding several numbers together; the Lithuanian word suma also stands for Sunday Noon Mass.
“CD in C (D)” (2008)
One synthetic sound, the pitch of which – C, in this case – is altered in different mono tracks, using the most popular and common controllers (Filter, Overdrive, Cutoff , etc). Later on, an acoustic guest joins this synthetic company. Viole play by Vidas Vekerotas.
“Call Estella” (2008)
The mechanically generated text is divided into three paragraphs, compiled using
the bigrams of two words from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. An illusio
of meaning in music and text.
Vytautas V. Jurgutis
A multilayered composition, in which the levels of analogue synthesizers, computer synthesis, ultra- and infrasounds are entwined.
“Minefield” (2008) for CD players and four performers
This piece is for CD players and four performers. All sound parables originate
from the same device: its faults or interferences. The utilized potential of the device allows treating it like a music/sound production instrument.
Minefield is a recorded digital sound of the de-mining device, which produces
certain frequency sounds when gold, silver and other precious metals are